not your average care

Mary Jo  Penizotto, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Office Address:
6507 Transit Road, Suite B
East Amherst, NY 14051
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Phone: 716-204-0100
Fax: 716-204-2761
Tues. 12 - 5:30 pm; Wed. 8 am - 5 pm; Thurs. 12 - 5:30 pm

Education and Additional Certifications/Training:
Ph.D. in Psychology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY (1989)
Pre-doctoral Intership, Veteran's Administration Medical Center, Syracuse, NY
Completed several years of training in energy healing
Reiki Certified levels I and II

Professional Affiliations:
American Psychological Association
New York State Psychological Association
Psychological Association of WNY (current member and Past President)

Areas of Special Interest:
  • Aging
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couple / Marital Therapy
  • Depression
  • Fears / Phobias
  • Gender Identity Issues
  • Goal Attainment
  • Menopausal Issues
  • Physical Illness / Disability
  • Post-Traumatic Stress

Age Group Served: Adults

CIinical Orientation:
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Dr. Penizotto accepts most major insurances. Please contact office for up-to-date information.

Additional Info:
Dr. Penizotto believes in the power of each of us to harness our inner strengths and outer resources to overcome challenges, heal pain and create the lives we are meant to live. In psychotherapy, her approach is one of joining with the client to identify solutions to problems and vehicles for change. She may explore with the client connections between past experiences and current areas for growth, as well as identify healthy ways of thinking and behaving to bring about their desired changes.

Dr. Penizotto has been in practice as a NYS Licensed Psychologist in the Buffalo area since 1992. She provides psychotherapy services to adults, young adults and couples for a wide range of conditions including:

Depression and other affective disorders
Anxiety conditions (including Panic Disorder)
Behavioral and adjustment problems
Health and aging concerns

Dr. Penizotto has a special interest in Holistic Health and Mind-Body-Spirit approaches to therapy, including the development of intuition to promote healing, improve health and achieve goals.